Rune Dahl Fitjar

Professor of Innovation Studies
UiS Business School
Centre for Innovation Research
University of Stavanger
N-4036 Stavanger

Tel.: (+47) 51 83 15 62

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The Rise of Regionalism: Causes of Regional Mobilization in Western Europe
London and New York: Routledge, 2009
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Global Pipelines for Innovation: Insights from the Case of Norway
with Franz Huber, Journal of Economic Geography, forthcoming. Published online 2014. DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbu017

The Geographical Dimension of Innovation Collaboration: Networking and Innovation in Norway
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Urban Studies, 51 (12): 2572-2595. 2014.

Skottland - fra unionisme til uavhengighetsavstemning
[Scotland - from Unionism to Independence Referendum]
Norsk statsvitenskapelig tidsskrift. 30 (1): 28-51. 2014.

Organizing Product Innovation: Hierarchy, Market or Triple-Helix Networks?
with Martin Gjelsvik and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Triple Helix: A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 1 (1). 2014.

Firm Collaboration and Modes of Innovation in Norway
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Research Policy, 42 (1): 128-138. 2013.
PDF from RePEc (draft version)

Region-building in the Arctic Periphery: The Discursive Construction of a Petroleum Region
Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 95 (1): 71-88. 2013.
Link to earlier draft version

Buzz, Archipelago Economies and the Future of Intermediate and Peripheral Areas in a Spiky World
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, European Planning Studies, 21 (3): 355-372. 2013.

Europeanisation of Regional Policy-Making: A Boolean Analysis of Norwegian Counties’ Participation in the EU’s Interreg Programme
with Einar Leknes and Janne Thygesen, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 31 (3): 381-400. 2013.

The Combined Impact of Managerial and Relational Capabilities on Innovation in Firms
with Martin Gjelsvik and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, 25 (5-6): 500-520. 2013.

European Capitals of Culture – Elitism or Inclusion? The Case of Stavanger2008
with Hilmar Rommetvedt and Christin Berg, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 19 (1): 63-83. 2013.

How Open is Open Innovation
with Martin Gjelsvik and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Beta: Scandinavian Journal of Business Research, 28 (1): 2-22. 2013.

Innovasjonsnettverk i norske storbyklynger
[Innovation Networks in Norwegian Urban Clusters]
with Martin Gjelsvik, Magma, 7: 73-83. 2012.

When Local Interaction does not Suffice: Sources of Firm Innovation in Urban Norway
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Environment and Planning A, 43 (6): 1248-1267. 2011.
Reprinted in André Torre and Frédéric Wallet: Regional Development and Proximity Relations, pp. 195-222. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
PDF from RePEc

Innovating in the Periphery: Firms, Values, and Innovation in Southwest Norway
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, European Planning Studies, 19 (4): 555-574. 2011.
PDF from RePEc

Little Big Firms? CSR in Small Businesses that don’t Compete against Big Ones
Business Ethics: A European Review, 20 (1): 30-44. 2011.

Explaining Variation in Sub-State Regional Identities in Western Europe
European Journal of Political Research, 49 (4): 522-544. 2010.

Building Regions on Economic Success: Prosperity and Regionalism in Rogaland
Scandinavian Political Studies, 29 (4): 333-355. 2006.

Measuring Regionalism: Content Analysis and the Case of Rogaland in Norway
Regional and Federal Studies, 15 (1): 59-73. 2005.


Reports and non-reviewed publications

Book Review: Det glemte partnerskapet: Norge og Storbritannia i et nytt ĺrhundre
[The Forgotten Partnership: Norway and the United Kingdom in a New Century]
Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, no. 4, 2013.

EUs Interreg-program har pĺvirket norsk regionalpolitikk
[The EU’s Interreg Programme has Influenced Norwegian Regional Policy]
with Einar Leknes and Janne Thygesen, Plan, 6/2011: 42-48.

Oppfřlgingen av Interreg-prosjekter: En studie av Interreg-prosjektenes betydning for innretningen av norske fylkeskommuners utviklingsarbeid
[Following up Interreg Projects: A Study of the Impact of Interreg Projects on Norwegian Counties’ Development Policies]
with Einar Leknes, Janne Thygesen and Sverre Mauritzen. IRIS report no. 67/2011.

Conceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Clothing Business
with Oluf Langhelle, Bjřrn-Tore Blindheim, Atle Blomgren and Thomas Laudal. IRIS report no. 247/2009.

Book Review: Towards New Nordic Regions: Politics, Administration and Regional Development
Politik 12, 2009.

I hierarkiets skygge: Nye styringsordninger mellom regjeringen og fylkeskommunene
[In the Shadow of Hierarchy: Towards a New Model for Governing the Counties]
with Einar Leknes and Nils Asle Bergsgard.IRIS report no. 239/2008.

Interreg-prosjektenes betydning for norsk regionalpolitikk
[The Effect of Interreg Projects on Regional Policy in Norway]
with Einar Leknes and Anne Solheim. IRIS work note no. 178/2008.



Derfor vil skottene ut av unionen
[Why the Scots Want Out of the Union] Aftenposten, 12 September 2014.

Nĺr omdřmme overstyrer
[When Reputation Overrides Politics]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 29 November 2013.

Mindre byer i globaliseringens tid
[Smaller Cities in the Age of Globalisation]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 25 September 2012.

Kultur for kulturens skyld
[Culture for Culture's Sake]. Minerva, 27 April 2012.

Selvbildet stemmer ikke
[The Self-Perception is not Correct]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 21 September 2010.

Kultur for innovasjon?
[Culture for Innovation?]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 15 June 2009.

Velstand og regionalisme
[Prosperity and Regionalism]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 10 April 2008.

Det opprřrske Vestlandet?
[Rebellious Western Norway?] Bergens Tidende, 27 March 2008.

Krutt eller rřdfis?
[Sharps or Blanks?] Dagbladet, 25 March 2008.

Skjevhet i norske medier
[Bias in Norwegian Media]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 5 February 2008.

Rogaland mot Oslo og Bergen
[Rogaland against Oslo and Bergen]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 1 August 2007.

Den nye regionalismen
[The New Regionalism]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 11 March 2004.